Fans of heavyweight boxing have been waiting a long time for a genuine challenger to the dominance of Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko and now it seems we have two in British prospects Tyson Fury and David Price.

Both men displayed their dominance at the weekend as Fury easily outpointed former world title challenger Kevin Johnson, while Price easily dismissed veteran Matt Skelton with a brutal body shot in the second round.

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Could David Price face Wladimir Klitschko in 2013? [Reuters]

The two giant heavyweights have worked their way up the rankings and now believe they are ready for a shot at greatness. Fury is in line for a crack at the WBC title currently held by Vitali Klitschko, but must first wait to hear if the Ukrainian will retire from the sport to pursue his career in boxing.

Should Vitali walk away from the sport then Chris Arreola is set to face Bermane Stiverne on January 26, with the winner taking on Fury for the vacant WBC title. However, the undefeated Brit would first like to settle his differences with old amateur rival Price.

Fury's promoter Mick Hennessey believes that Fury would like to face the Liverpudlian before challenging for world titles in 2013, saying: "We asked David Price to step forward if he wants this fight because Tyson's in the driving seat. He was quite vocal after two of Tyson's fights. But when we've asked him to step forward now, lo and behold, nothing.

"What Tyson has said - and his entire team agrees - is that we would put a world title fight on hold for David Price if he stepped up to the table. We view Price as still a novice who hasn't really been tested yet. If he's prepared to be sensible, we'll do a proper deal and this fight would happen."

Price also wants to get in the ring with Fury, who has consistently called him out over the last few months, despite vacating the British heavyweight title when the 29-year-old was the mandatory challenger for the belt.

Now Price's camp have made an offer of £650,000 to Fury which was immediately dismissed by Hennessey who said: "If David Price doesn't step up to the plate on our terms, the fight won't happen. I don't think it will happen soon because he doesn't want any of Tyson Fury really. Without Tyson there's no story with David Price.

"He's just trying to get publicity by calling out Tyson. If Price and Maloney are going to put out offers, they need to make the offers serious."

If the two can work out terms then it makes sense for this fight to happen. It will also work as an indicator as to which man is ready to challenge one of the Klitschko brothers.

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Or will Tyson Fury become the next heavyweight champion? [Reuters]

Fury has shown in recent fights that he can box to a gameplan and does possess natural power in his massive 6ft 9" frame. He has wins over Dereck Chisora and Johnson, both of whom have gone 12 rounds with Vitali, and has an impressive record of 20 wins and no losses.

He is highly ranked by all of the boxing organisations and deserves his opportunity. However, it seems as though Price could be the man to finally dethrone the Klitchkos.

After a successful amateur career that saw him win an Olympic bronze medal, he can afford to be fast tracked and is a class above his recent opposition. His last seven fights have lasted a combined total of 14 rounds and he has demonstrated his raw power with a succession of one punch knockouts.

With the ability to box behind his jab and a finishers instinct in seizing upon a wounded opponent, Price has all the ingredients needed to cause an upset. If he can overcome Fury at the start of next year then it would not come as a surprise if he were to face Wladimir in the summer.

The Klitschkos will be well aware of the two British fighters and will surely savour the challenge. By this time next year we may just have learnt whether they are serious contenders, or mere pretenders to the heavyweight throne.